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Children with a migration background have a smaller Dutch vocabulary than children born in the Netherlands. The vocabulary of newcomers is not determined by their age, but by how long they have been working with the Dutch language. Linguists at Utrecht University map the language level of newcomers' children and also look at the factors that influence language acquisition. Tailor-made language education contributes to equal opportunities for every child. Would you like to help?  "It makes no sense to compare a newcomer with native speakers in the first two years after he or she has moved to the Netherlands - that will only cause frustration. We are in need of measurement criteria to determine the language level of these children."- Marieke Postma, chairman LOWAN(educational support for newcomers)  
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